On Tuesday, a plane carrying advanced ammunition arrived at the Nevatim air base in southern Israel.
The USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group, belonging to the United States Navy, has arrived in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
USS Gerald R. Ford Battle Group Deployment
According to a statement from the US Central Command ( CENTCOM ), the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group has arrived in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. This action seeks to prevent the intensification of conflicts and warn possible actors who try to exacerbate the current situation.
The group includes the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) aircraft carrier, supported by eight fighter and support aircraft squadrons. Also present are the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) and destroyers such as USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), USS Ramage (DDG 61), USS Carney (DDG 64), and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).
Strengthening the US Air Force in the region
In addition to the arrival of the combat group, work is being done on the rapid transfer of F-15, F-16 and A-10 fighter aircraft to strengthen the current ranks in the Eastern Mediterranean. According to statements by General Michael “Erik” Kurilla, commander of the United States Central Command, this measure is a firm sign of deterrence against possible threats to Israel.
Logistical and arms support to Israel
On Tuesday, a plane carrying advanced ammunition arrived at the Nevatim air base in southern Israel. This ammunition, according to the IDF, will allow more precise attacks to be carried out and to be prepared for future scenarios. In addition, they expressed their gratitude to the United States for its support in these difficult times, emphasizing the strength of military cooperation between both countries.
President Joe Biden’s speech on the situation
US President Joe Biden addressed the American people and the world, focusing on the Hamas attack in Simchat Torah, which killed more than 1,000 Israelis. He highlighted US interest in the war against Hamas, mentioning concern for US citizens held by this group. Biden urged other international actors not to take advantage of the situation, emphasizing his commitment to the security of all Americans abroad.
In a show of support for Israel, the White House was illuminated in the colors of the Israeli flag, blue and white, last Monday. This symbolic action occurs in the context of the ongoing war against Hamas.